Aysu Sevgur Aysu Sevgur

Land & Sea
Upper-intermediate level


Abc Global Upper intemediate
Abc pictures of different cities

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of environmental concerns and issues. This lesson will introduce and set the context for the next 2 lessons.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice in listening, writing and speaking (by working in groups) using multiple skills and systems in order to complete the task.


Warmer/Lead-in (6-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T puts pictures of where she used to live in the countryside on the w/b Asks: Do you think this is a nice place, why? Eliciting words green, organised, natural, clean, well-preserved.. then points at city images and highlights the contrast and the difference between them. polluted, foggy, dirty.. To point at global environmental issues, T uses a one-min BBC video clip summarising the Climate Change Summit in Paris. BEFORE starting, sets the task "LET's LOOK at a video about a meeting, and think what its about?" Is it important? What's the aim, purpose of it?

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through listening/writing

DICTOGLOSS stage T sets the activity, CLEAR GROUPING.Some wise ppl appreciated the importance of nature in the old times. I will read the beginning of an old saying, I will read it once, and once only!! I want you to only (JUST) listen but make a mental note of it and as soon as I finish, write down whatever you can remember.. Are you ready?? Pens down, ears open .. T reads the proverb. Ss write, then compare/discuss in groups. FEEDBACK/ ERROR Correction. (Possible grammar question here about the word order. is it a question?)

Useful Language (3-5 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Ss brainstorm different endings (at least 2) we realise what? we realise.. (can we add something to connect (the conjunction 'that') T will write the ending on the w/b. WC FEEDBACK Which one's the best ending/which one do you prefer?

Productive Task(s) (15-18 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

ITI Green Party Manifesto! Ss work in groups to prepare a manifesto for the school's Green Party, discussing and then presenting their proposals for an environmentally friendly lifestyle.

Feedback and Error Correction/Closing the activity (4-5 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Provide feedback and specific error correction on the spot about manifestos, get students to repeat the re-occurinng mistakes. Close the activity.

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